FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
For his second Warner Bros. LP, Motown veteran Lamont Dozier turns the production reigns over to Stewart Levine (The Crusaders, Minnie Riperton’s Adventures in Paradise, Hugh Masekela). Pianist Joe Sample & bassist Wilton Felder of The Crusaders are on hand to make stellar contributions, giving Dozier his most jazz flavored album. As usual with a Lamont Dozier album, you…Read More/Download ›
While The Staple Singers’ first two albums for Stax were superb, they didn’t prove to be huge commercial hits. Everything changed when the singing family began recording in Muscle Shoals, starting with the joyously titled ‘The Staple Swingers’. It gave them their first hit on…Read More/Download ›
A rare gem produced by George Kerr. TURBO RECORDS TU 7001. Stereo. 1970 TURBO Records. ALL PLATINUM ENTERPRISES. VERY rare soul LP that rarely turns up for sale, one of the toughest Turbo releases in the catalog. Great sweet soul LP with “Should I Let…Read More/Download ›
After releasing Feelin’ Good At the Cadillac Club on Gamble Records in 1968 and Ebony Woman on Neptune in 1970, Billy Paul signed to a newly formed label in Philadelphia. It had been founded by two songwriters, musicians and producers. The label was Philadelphia International…Read More/Download ›
Wilfred Jackie Edwards has claims to be Jamaica’s greatest balladeer as he possessed a rich deep voice to which he added velvet touches somewhat akin to Joe Simon. Every time you hear him sing a song you get something new. Early tracks like “Your Eyes…Read More/Download ›
Originally from Texas, Archie Bell & the Drells hit #1 with their first single recorded for Atlantic in 1968, the gold-selling ‘Tighten Up‘. In 1975, they signed to Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International subsidiary label TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) and recorded this…Read More/Download ›
Growing up in Edmonton in the late ’50s gave Mary Saxton musical influences that ranged from everything from Motown to big band to pop, and she put her talents to use at various live festivals and any other chance she could get to get on…Read More/Download ›
One of the great LP’s from the 70’s and indeed any era. A seamless blend of soul,funk and jazz all lovingly produced by the masters,namley Maurice White and Charles Stepney. As if that were not enough the songwriting is of the highest order with not…Read More/Download ›
I love the Moments, for their harmony is sweet. “Not on the Outside” was before Harry Ray’s involvement with the group, and Mark Greene was a vocalist here. The album goes back to the Moment’s first hit single, 1968’s “Not On The Outside,” a mid-tempo…Read More/Download ›
A New York City vocal group, Ace Spectrum never enjoyed any huge hits, although they were a decent soul ensemble. Produced by Tony Sylvester of The Main Ingredient, arranged by Bert de Coteaux and Patrick Adams: it could not possibly be a bad album.”Without You“, with his baroque…Read More/Download ›
It boggles my mind that you can find a copy of this online for under five dollars. If this was on Strata East or Black Jazz (etc) you couldn’t even touch a copy for under $50. This recording is what many will consider the debut…Read More/Download ›
Johnny Jenkins‘ Ton-Ton Macoute is a fine bowl of Southern gumbo. Aided and abetted by the likes of Duane Allman (this started as an Allman solo disc, but when he formed the Allman Brothers Band, Jenkins put his vocals over the tracks best suited), Dickey Betts, and those great guys from Muscle Shoals, Jenkins cooks on such…Read More/Download ›
The sublime second album from The Glass House, even rarer than the group’s first, and an overlooked gem in the Holland-Dozier-Holland treasure box of the early 70s! There’s a sweetness here that you don’t always find on other H-D-H projects – a touch of harmony…Read More/Download ›
Renowned in deep soul circles for the devastating ballad ‘Cry to Me,’ Betty Harris left home at 17 to pursue a career on secular music, briefly apprenticing under R&B star Big Maybelle before eventually landing in California. In 1960 she cut the single ‘Taking Care of Business’ for…Read More/Download ›
AMAZING 1979 ALBUM BY THIS OBSCURE GERMAN BAND! Sought After, very hard to find original LP! Includes the sweet floater ”mainline is sunshine‘ A Berlin disco group from the late 70s, but one who are maybe a bit more organic than some of their contemporaries…Read More/Download ›
1970 debut album from the all female vocal trio, best known for their Billboard number 1 smash hit Want Ads. Honey Cone were the first signing to Hot Wax Records, created after the prolific Holland Dozier Holland team left Motown records. Features the first single While You’re…Read More/Download ›